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  • adj. Not brushed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of hair or clothing) not brushed


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  • I think a short hairstyle with some volume that frames the face is highly preferable to a snatched back, unbrushed ponytail of long hair.

    Modest Feminine Dress From the Pages of 1990 Victoria Magazine

  • She suddenly looks vulnerable in this pose, child-like and fragile, with her big trousers and unbrushed hair and her obvious willingness to please.

    Alexa Chung: 'I'm probably not the best role model'

  • If I arrived at a job interview with unbrushed teeth and hair sticking through my panty hose, I'd get hired for not making an effort.


  • As a result of this calamity, life and property are no longer sacred, the criminal classes are flying at the throat of society, there is starvation and anarchy, shoes go unpolished, clothes unbrushed.

    The woe of an aspiring genius.

  • Her fine brown hair, barely long enough for its ponytail, looked unbrushed, as if the woman had just woken up from a nap, realized she had to hurry, and slapped her hair into an elastic band.

    The Love Goddess’ Cooking School

  • My hair is unbrushed and falls in snarls down my back.


  • She wore bell-bottoms and wedge sandals; her unbrushed hair fell loose at her back.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Times I have fallen asleep before I intended, teeth unbrushed, face unwashed, etc.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • His shaggy graying hair was unbrushed, and he wore a misbuttoned argyle sweater.

    Haunted Honeymoon

  • In a fit of rebellion, her hair was still wet and unbrushed, and the high heels, earrings, and loaner makeup case Nadia had picked out were in a tumble on the bed.

    Tell us we’re home


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